Press release

AFR Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to meet leader of the Turkish AK Party Tayyip Erdogan


On Monday 9 December, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen will meet leader of the Turkish AK Party Tayyip Erdogan. The Danish Prime Minister last had a meeting with Mr Tayyip Erdogan on 26 November.

Prior to the meeting, the Prime Minister states:

“Turkey has made a great effort to meet the EU requirements for initiating accession negotiations with Turkey. The new Turkish Government has indicated that it will continue this work, and I expect that Mr Tayyip Erdogan will present the Danish EU Presidency with an account of the further measures to be taken to reform Turkish society.

At the EU Summit in Copenhagen on 12 – 13 December, the EU will have to take a decision on the next phase of Turkey’s EU candidature. In that connection, all of Turkey’s progress in terms of meeting the EU requirements will be taken into account.

I look forward to again meeting the leader of the AK Party, Mr Tayyip Erdogan .”

The Prime Minister’s meeting with Mr Tayyip Erdogan will take place at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, 1448 Copenhagen K.

There will be a joint press conference in Room III at 10:00 AM.

Furthermore, there will be photo opportunities in connection with the Prime Minister’s reception of Mr Tayyip Erdogan at 9:00 AM at the entrance of Eigtveds Pakhus as well as at the opening of the meeting at approximately 9:05 AM in Conference Room A (pool in connection with the latter; for information please contact Ms Lisbet Rubinstein, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, phone: +45 33 92 08 41).

Press cards must be visible.

Contact information Michael Helbo, phone: +45 33 92 22 22